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Award Winning Faculty

The Department of Anthropology takes great pride in the accomplishments of our faculty members. Many faculty members have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to research, teaching and service.

Please scroll below to read more about our award winning faculty.

Research Awards

External Awards

Year Award/Achievement Faculty
2017 Canadian Archaeological Association, Smith-Wintemberg Award Chris Ellis
2014 Canadian Archaeological Association, Smith-Wintemberg Award Mike Spence
2014 Canadian Anthropology Society, Weaver-Tremblay Award Regna Darnell
2012 Ontario Archaeological Society, Ian Kenyon Memorial Award Chris Ellis
2008 Trent University Distinguished Alumni Award Christine White
2007 Premier's Discovery Award (for Social Sciences and Humanities) Regna Darnell
2007 First Annual Arts in Academics Award, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo, Distinguished Alumni of Waterloo's Faculty of Arts for contributions to excellence in higher education and research Chris Ellis
2005

American Anthropological Association, Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology

Regna Darnell
2004

Elected Member, American Philosophical Society

Regna Darnell
2003 Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award Christine White
2002-12 Canada Research Chair in Bioarchaeology and Istopic Anthropology, Tier II Christine White
2002 American Anthropological Association, President's Award Regna Darnell
1998 Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award, The Redemptive Work: Railway and Nation in Ecuador, c. 1895-1930 Kim Clark
1996 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada Regna Darnell
1995 Honorary Fellow, Otonabee College, Trent University Christine White
1992

Association of Professional Archaeologists, Special Achievement Award, The Archaeology of Southern Ontario to A.D. 1650

Chris Ellis & Neal Ferris, editors

Internal Awards

Year Award/Achievement Faculty
2015-17 Faculty Scholar Kim Clark
2005-07 Faculty Scholar Andrew Nelson
2005 Distinguished University Professor Regna Darnell
2000 Hellmuth Award for Excellence in Research Regna Darnell

Teaching Awards

University Awards

Year Award/Achievement Faculty
2017 Vice Provost (Academic Programs) Award for Excellence in Collaborative Teaching Andrew Walsh & Ian Colquhoun
2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching Lisa Hodgetts

USC Teaching Honour Roll

Year Award/Achievement Faculty
2015-16 University Students Council Teaching Honour Roll Award

Mark Dolson (pt faculty)

Karyn Olsen (pt faculty)

Andrew Walsh

2014-15 University Students Council Teaching Honour Roll Award

Andrew Walsh

Mark Dolson (pt faculty)

Olga Kharytonava (pt faculty)

2013-14 University Students Council Teaching Honour Roll Award

Julianna Beaudoin (pt faculty)

Matt Beaudoin (pt faculty)

Andrew Walsh

2012-13 University Students Council Teaching Honour Roll Award

Doug Campbell (pt faculty)

Neal Ferris

Claire Marin (pt faculty)

Kinga Pozniak (pt faculty)

2011-12 University Students Council Teaching Honour Roll Award

Claire Marin (pt faculty)

Kinga Pozniak (pt faculty)

2010-11 University Students Council Teaching Honour Roll Award Lisa Hodgetts
2009-10 University Students Council Teaching Honour Roll Award

Andrew Nelson

Andrew Walsh

2008-09 University Students Council Teaching Honour Roll Award Lisa Hodgetts
2007-08 University Students Council Teaching Honour Roll Award Andrew Nelson
2006-07 University Students Council Teaching Honour Roll Award Lisa Hodgetts
2003-04 University Students Council Teaching Honour Roll Award Kim Clark

USC Teaching Award Nominations

Year Nominations for:
Faculty
2011-12 University Students Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Tania Granadillo
2005-06 University Students Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Randa Farah
2002-03 University Students Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Andrew Nelson
1999-2000 University Students Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Kim Clark
1998-99 University Students Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Kim Clark
1996-97 University Students Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Kim Clark
1995-96 University Students Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Andrew Nelson

Service Awards

Government Awards

Year Award/Achievement Faculty
2017 Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Volunteer Award for 20 years voluntary service to the Museum of Ontario Archaeology Chris Ellis
2001 Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, Volunteer Award for 20 years voluntary service to the Ontario Archaeological Society, London Chapter Chris Ellis

Scholarly Association Awards

2012 Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology (CAPA-ACAP) Honorary Lifetime Membership for long-time service as Secretary-Treasurer of the Association, 2006-2015 Ian Colquhoun

Staff Awards

We also have award winning staff! Our current Administrative Officer, Jeannie Taylor, won the inaugural Western Award of Excellence in 2006 and retired Graduate Assistant Diane Belleville also won this award in 2012.